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Rated: E · Poetry · Music · #2166695
Only One Aretha, One Elvis
This poem is entered in "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest

Radio and Vinyl

"Respect" plays in the distance,
breezing toward autumn
break out the candles
pumpkin and cinnamon scented anniversary of Elvis dying

Drifting toward carved jack-o-lanterns
lighting the nights of shortened days as in 1977
Paint on my car good and spotted now
Time takes a certain toll

Still prefer radio over television,
Vinyl is much easier to remember
The needle stuck in the past,
turning imagination in place

Play us a record
The Beatles are pretty fine
There was only one Aretha
Spinning on that turntable
holding that memory close as summer fades to fall

17 Lines

Aretha Franklin died August 16, 2018. Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977.

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